The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has outlined three primary trends that threaten his original vision of an open web. He has also suggested ways in which to combat them.
Internet March 12, 2017
Tuesday, Aug. 23 is Internaut Day, a celebration of the first time the World Wide Web was made available to users. This year is the 25th birthday of the WWW, which is the brainchild of British researcher Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Internet August 23, 2016
The European Parliament has voted against a set of amendments that would clarify policies surrounding net neutrality in the EU, despite caution against doing so from the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, Tim Berners-Lee.
Society October 27, 2015
It's been almost exactly 30 years since the launch of the first .com domain name, which sparked one of the biggest changes of the past 30 years — the Internet. Here's a look back at the Internet since then.
Internet March 15, 2015
Social media can greatly enhance the dissemination of knowledge about new scientific discoveries. So, how many researchers are using Twitter, Facebook, and other Web sites to announce their findings?
Life November 7, 2014
It was in 1990 when Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. Looking back almost a quarter of a century later, he admires the wonderful side of the Internet but admits to being disappointed over people exchanging hate speech through it.
Internet October 26, 2014
PBS Ideal Channel explores the idea of Internet dialects in different virtual communities. When it comes to web language, common ways of writing causes site-specific dialects.
Internet Culture August 8, 2014
With the U.S. seeking to transfer control of the Internet, the Commerce Department has given its support to the White House. A regulatory group would take over administering domain names.
Internet April 13, 2014
What could be found on the web in the years following the day 25 years ago when Sir Tim Berners-Lee pressed a button on his keyboard and officially created the world wide web can be easily summed up. Not much, but that was not to last as everyone from scientists to pizza makers hopped onto what would arguably become the greatest phenomenon of the 20th Century.
Internet March 2, 2014
The Web has just turned 25. However, even now 1 in 10 Americans chooses to ignore the Internet and instead of being on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube all day, they probably prefer sending out mail the old-fashioned way.
Internet February 27, 2014